- this week

Gender: Female Pronunciation: nee-AH-la Meaning of Nyala: "mountain goat" Origin of Nyala: African, Ethiopian

The name Nyala is a girl's name of African origin meaning "mountain goat". Nyala and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Nyala is a secret nature name with a fashionable animal meaning. Nyala might be an appropriate name for a baby girl born under the sign of Capricorn, which is symbolized by the goat, or in the Chinese Year of the Goat -- though the last one was 2015 and we won't have another until 2027. Although the nee beginning is most frequently cited as the correct pronunciation, the name can -- and often will -- be pronounced with the first syllable rhyming with my and sigh.

Find other names based on Nyala using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Nyala

Pop Culture References for the name Nyala

Nyala, species of Ethiopian antelope